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Student of Warfare
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Student of Warfare
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed May 18, 2010

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.7;5

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BMoor

Student of Warfare

The best thing about Student of Warfare is that its level up cost is only one mana. If you drop the Student on turn one, you can spend turn two leveling her up to a 3/3 first strike and swing for 3. And if you have nothing else to spend white mana on, that 4/4 double striker could be yours as early as turn four! Though any deck that wants the Student will likely be a white aggro deck, and thus will have plenty of small aggressive creatures to play, so that's unlikely. Not that it matters-- a 4/4 double striker is worth the wait.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 4 


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Student of Warfare
 
I think I've mentioned before that I'm a major fan of the Level Up mechanic. It effectively gives you many creatures for the (up-front) price of one, and gives you a creature that's a major threat at any point in the game. In early turns, Student of Warfare is well above the curve; in late turns, she hits almost as hard as Baneslayer Angel. Play early, play often.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Paul

Magic The gathering Card of the day: Student of Warfare
 
Rest easy as white weenie shows no sign of slowing down. Student of warfare is exceptional in the fact it reflects the utility of Figure of Destiny, it can be dropped early as a weenie and scale into a powerful threat. The ease comes in the customization of the card a one drop that you level up slowly or a three turn drop as a 3/3 first strike, the card adjusts and scales to your needs accordingly. In standard white has become more and more powerful as of late and Student of Warfare will see play in decks utilizing white due to the level up cost white weenie is the solid option. In extended and eternal I could see it getting a bit of play but Figure of Destiny is more than likely to remain on top of this beauty. In casual and multiplayer it provides what agro decks need, scalability, the ability to grapple with opponents as the game progresses can’t be overlooked. In limited if you’re solid white it can be a solid card if your heavy white overall it’s an amazing card that will see play plus it’s a starter deck card.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Student of Warfare which starts as a 1/1 for one mana and becomes a 3/3 First Strike for a total of three mana.  At eight mana spent it will become a 4/4 Double Striker which may not see play as often as the lower level forms.  Being able to attack with a 3/3 First Strike on turn two is hard to beat and one of the better aggressive plays available currently.  A card to watch for as it is certainly being played early and often across all formats.
 
For Limited this is a fantastic first pick as 1/1 is playable early and the low-priced level up cost makes it very viable in both the middle and late stages of the game.  It does however encourage heavy White usage and is weakened drastically in multicolor decks.  If White is your predominant color then this can be played in Sealed quite effectively, but at worst it is a 1/1 and should still be included in any White build.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


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